Food Drive With a Twist


A simple way to give is now available at Meijer. The retailer has launched its spring ‘Simply Give’ campaign.

Customers can purchase a $10 card which is given to a local food bank. In Terre Haute, the local Meijer is partnering with Catholic Charities.

“What’s nice about the ‘Simply Give’ cards is that it really gives us the opportunity to chose the foods that are best needed or most needed by those families that we serve in the community,” said Jennifer Buell, Development Director with Catholic Charities.

Buell says the food bank uses the cards to buy items like cold meat and dairy products, which can’t be placed in a typical donation bin.

She says now is an important time to give. “People think about giving during the holiday time, during November and December when we’re thinking about our own blessings in our lives and wanting to give back to others… but they forget sometimes that emergency food assistance is needed all throughout the entire year.”

‘Simply Give’ is underway at Meijer stores throughout Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Wisconsin. It continues through June 17.

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